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What Causes Spinal Cord Injury & Who Can Be Held Liable?

Being often caused by auto accidents, medical malpractice, or the negligence of another, spinal cord injury can be caused by the negligence of one or multiple parties. A personal injury and medical malpractice attorney can best evaluate liability, so do not hesitate to contact our law office in order to have your case evaluated correctly.

The factors involved in a spinal cord injury case may be incredibly complex, depending on the cause that leads to this medical condition.

If the injury was caused by a car crash, multiple parties may be liable for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, physical and mental damage.

If an underage or habitual driver is convicted of DUI, the insurance company or the shop that sold the driver alcohol, might all be considered for covering the compensation. The right thing to do is to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately and to discuss your case.

There are three main stages to any spinal cord injury lawsuit:

  • Proving that the defendant caused the accident and should be held financially liable.
  • Bringing evidence that shows the extent of the injuries
  • Demonstrating the costs of the spinal cord injury over the course of a lifetime.

Spinal cord injury claims can be very challenging, and cases vary from one individual to another. Contact our Miami based law firm and we will investigate the circumstances of your accident, gather evidence and eye-witness testimony and fight for the compensation you deserve.

To get a fair amount of compensation, you will need a qualified spinal injury lawyer. Otherwise, you risk receiving a settlement that will barely cover, for a certain amount of time, the cost of your medical bills and maybe the hospital expenses.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Seek as a Paraplegic or Quadriplegic Victim?

There are many types of compensations that a quadriplegic victim can seek, depending on how the accident occurred and whose fault it was. Quadriplegia is a serious medical condition caused by a traumatic spinal cord injury, which can result in a significant or total loss of sensation and movement in the limbs and body. In case the quadriplegia was caused by an accident and it's the direct result of negligent behavior, you can seek legal representation. Dealing with quadriplegia implies a great extent of emotional damage and significant financial expenses. Miami personal injury lawyer, Mr. Sean M. Cleary can establish liability and can use his extensive experience to obtain compensation for losses and damages, including the cost of medical bills, medical care, the loss of future wages, as well as emotional suffering and pain.

As a quadriplegic victim you are entitled to ask for the following forms of coverage:


  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (claim made by a family member or spouse)
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish


  • Medical bills
  • Cost of rehabilitation, treatment
  • Compensation for household services
  • Lost income (salary)

How Does The Law Offices Of Sean M. Cleary Treat Paralysis Cases?

One of the first things we do at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary is to make sure you have a valid case. We want to make sure we can win the lawsuit on your behalf and not waste your time. Our evaluations are sustained by medical and legal facts.

Our firm has one big advantage over the other law firms - we handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases. We can handle any malpractice lawsuit with professionalism. The statute of limitation on most malpractice cases is of two years, so we advise you to act quickly.

We guarantee that we will advocate on your behalf and that we will do everything possible to obtain a fair recovery.

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Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided on this site is not formal legal advice, also the site does not allow you to form an attorney-client relationship.